December 16, 1826, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England.

June 15, 1893, Torquay, Devonshire, England.

Torquay, Devonshire, England.


Ellerton graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, and entered the ministry in 1850. He served as Vicar at St. Nicholas’, Brighton, and Crewe Green, Cheshire. He was a recognized authority on hymns, contributed to Hymns Ancient and Modern, and wrote or translated over 80 hymns. His works include:

  1. Again the Morn of Gladness
  2. Another Day Begun!
  3. Before the Day Draws Near Its Ending
  4. Behold Us, Lord, a Little Space
  5. Bride of Christ, Whose Glorious Warfare
  6. Come Forth, O Christian Brothers
  7. Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended, The
  8. Father, Name of Love and Fear
  9. From East to West, from Shore to Shore
  10. God, Creator and Preserver
  11. God of the Living, in Whose Eyes
  12. God, the Omnipotent!
  13. Hail to the Lord Who Comes
  14. House of Our God
  15. In the Name Which Earth and Heaven
  16. Joy! Because the Circling Year
  17. King, Messiah, Long Expected
  18. King of Saints, to Whom the Number
  19. Lift the Strain of High Thanksgiving
  20. Lord Be with Us, The
  21. Mary at the Master’s Feet
  22. Now the Laborer’s Task Is o’er
  23. O Father, All Creating
  24. O Father, Bless the Children
  25. O Jerusalem the Blissful
  26. O Lord of Life and Death
  27. O Shining City of Our God
  28. O Son of God, Our Captain of Salvation
  29. O Strength and Stay
  30. O Thou in Whom Thy Saints Repose
  31. O Thou Who Givest Food to All
  32. O Thou Whose Beauty Fills the Earth
  33. Oh How Fair the Morning Broke
  34. Our Day of Praise Is Done
  35. Praise Our God for All the Wonders
  36. Praise Our God, Whose Open Hand
  37. Praise to Our God, Whose Bounteous Hand
  38. Praise to the Heavenly Wisdom
  39. Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name!
  40. Shine Thou upon Us, Lord
  41. Sing Alleluia Forth in Duteous Praise
  42. This Day the Lord’s Disciples Met
  43. This Is the Day of Light
  44. Thou in Whose Name the Two or Three
  45. Thou Who Sentest Thine Apostles
  46. Thou Who Wearied by the Well
  47. Throned upon the Awful Tree
  48. We Sing the Glorious Conquest
  49. Welcome, Happy Morning!
  50. When the Day of Toil Is Done